Mark Nepo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, has been called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, a consummate storyteller and an eloquent spiritual teacher. Now in his sixties, he has written Reduced to Joy, a book of seventy-three poems about the nature of working with what were given till it wears us through to joy. Nepo says, Poetry is the well from which all my books rise.
Its where I always go to listen, always stunned by what arrives. I bring these poems back from the deep like shells from the sea that we can look at together. Profound and accessible, Nepos poems are tools for staying close to what matters.